ADVANCED POLYMER ALLOYS - The maker of melt-processable rubber, based in Wilmington, Del., announced several appointments: E. David Santoleri, general manager; W. Robert Abell, technical director; and Jeffrey Senich, manager of business development.
AOC LLC - The supplier of unsaturated polymers and vinyl esters based in Collierville, Tenn., named Bill Merz business manager, open-mold reinforced composites for North America; Joe Simpson, south central regional sales manager; Mike Floyd, technical service representative. Bob Dieterle and Bill Holtzclaw were appointed to the corrosion team.
AUSTRIM NYLEX LTD. - The diversified plastics processor based in Melbourne, Australia, named Glen Casey chief operating officer.
CERTAINTEED CORP. - The Valley Forge, Pa.-based diversified manufacturer named Thierry Denis vice president of finance for its exterior products group and Jeff Smith vice president of manufacturing for its siding products group.
COMPOSITES ONE LLC - The Arlington Heights, Ill., materials distributor appointed Leon Garoufalis president in addition to his current position of chief operating officer.
MAYZO CORP. - The Norcross, Ga., additives maker named Philip Jacoby vice president of technology.
NETSTAL MACHINERY INC. - The Devens, Mass., injection molding machinery maker named Ken Ciesla national sales manager for large machines.
NEW PLASTICS CORP. - Irv Vincent is retiring from the Luxembourg, Wis., recycled plastic lumber firm. The firm has named Vern Vincent president and Lonnie Vincent vice president.
PERLOS INC. - The Fort Worth, Texas, injection molder named Jyrki Keronen president and Douglas Ritter director of sales and marketing.
PLACON CORP. - Frank Wolfinger was named vice president of custom products for the packaging maker, based in Madison, Wis.
SONY DISC MANUFACTURING - Cliff Boyd was named director of manufacturing for the optical media firm's Springfield, Ore., facility with responsibility for mastering, replication, printing and packaging operations. The optical disc replicator is a division of New York-based Sony Music Entertainment.
* Kathleen Bader, business group president with DOW CHEMICAL CO., was named among Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in international business, for the second consecutive year. Bader is at the Midland, Mich.-based resin firm's offices in Horgen, Switzerland. ... Specialty chemicals producer SARTOMER CO. of Exton, Pa., has named Bo Yang general manager of China and David Long senior vice president of finance and Asia. ... Electric motors maker BOSCH REXROTH CORP. in Hoffman Estates, Ill., named Kenneth Traub national accounts manager. ... PROCESS CONTROL CORP. named Tony Vitolo sales representative in the Southeast; Jim Dalton was named sales engineer for the northern United States. The materials-handling and extrusion control-systems maker is in Atlanta. ... PLASTICOLORS INC. appointed Brian Czuchra technical marketing specialist for its coatings business unit. The Ashtabula, Ohio, firm specializes in pigment and chemical dispersion systems. ... GRETAGMACBETH LLC, a supplier of color control software and instruments based in New Windsor, N.Y., named Bob Olmsted regional manager for the Midwest.